MarketWatch, 1/12/07
Buena Vista Games Enters Agreement with SUNFLOWERS to Publish the First Nintendo DS Game Based on the Successful 'ANNO' Series

LONDON, Jan 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, today announced it has entered into a publishing agreement with German-based SUNFLOWERS, to publish ANNO 1701 for the Nintendo DS(TM) across EMEA and Australia and New Zealand in Q2 2007.

"We are looking forward to building a strong relationship with the team at SUNFLOWERS to expand and develop the gaming experience that ANNO 1701 offers," said Thierry Braille, vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games EMEA. "With BVG's expertise in publishing a broad portfolio of video games for the entire family and titles for the Nintendo DS, ANNO 1701 is an optimal addition to our portfolio because it appeals to both males and females alike, and also attracts younger as well as older gamers."

"ANNO 1701 stands for great quality and extraordinary gameplay," said Wilhelm Hamrozi, CEO SUNFLOWERS. "When expanding the property onto other platforms, we don't simply port the game design, but we develop new concepts that satisfy the familiar high standards in terms of quality and gameplay appropriate to the platform", he continued. "We are delighted about this collaboration and view Buena Vista Games as the ideal partner to begin a sensible expansion of our ANNO brand onto other platforms", Hamrozi concluded.
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